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AAP Communications Coordinator Position Opening



The Alliance for African Partnership (AAP) is seeking an experienced, organized, enthusiastic, energetic, creative, and results-oriented Africa-based communications professional to serve as communications coordinator for AAP’s consortium. The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for strategy development and implementation, digital communications, content creation and management, multimedia production, market research, copy editing, and internal and external communications. This is a full-time (100%), remote position with an initial 6-month contract with the possibility of renewal. This role reports directly to the Director of AAP Africa Office who is based in Malawi.

Through its communications strategy, the AAP seeks to grow its visibility and recognition on the African continent and at the same time ensure that communication on research, policy analysis, and other strategic messages from member universities remain relevant and accessible to priority audiences, including researchers from across the consortium, consortium administrators and university leaders, funders, policy makers, and development partners. The AAP seeks to achieve this by improving its communications approach and by strengthening the communications functions of AAP’s Africa office and its African member universities.

Please see Download below for detailed advert.

Work Hours

Work hours are 8 am to 5 pm SAST with some nights and weekends. Note that will be working with the MSU team and partners where the time difference is up to 7 hours.

Required Application Materials

Please submit

  • cover letter,
  • résumé/CV,
  • communications portfolio and/or writing samples, and
  • contact information for three references.

Applications materials should be submitted through the link below:

Special Instructions

Please contact Prof. Richard Mkandawire with questions about the position at:

Check the AAP website for more information about AAP:

The position posting will close and applications must be submitted by February 8, 2022.


Launch of Mak-RIF Round 4 Awards & PhD Call for Proposals



Mak-RIF 4 Awards and PhD Call For Proposals, 29th September 2022, 9:00 to 10:00 AM EAT.

Makerere University received funding from the Government of the Republic of Uganda, earmarked to support high impact Research and Innovations. This unique initiative arose after engagements between the top University Management and the Government of Uganda. This fund illustrates the increasing importance that the Government attaches to Research and Innovation as a driver of development and transformation. The objective of the fund is to increase the local generation of translatable research and scalable innovations that address key gaps required to drive Uganda’s development agenda. 

In the Financial years 2019/2020, 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 the Government of the Republic of Uganda through Mak-RIF has funded implementation of over 750 multidisciplinary research and innovations within the various Colleges, while engaging multiple stakeholders within and outside Makerere University. The Grants Management Committee (GMC) has finalized the award process for the Mak-RIF round 4 call for funding for this Financial Year 2022/2023.

The Grants Management Committee (GMC) hereby invites you to the Launch of the Mak-RIF Round 4 awards and PhD Call for Proposals scheduled to take place tomorrow Thursday 29th September 2022 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. EAT. 

Please use the following details to join the launch.

Register in advance for this meeting: 
Meeting ID: 884 5662 9992
Password: 292624

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Notice: Makerere Disability Scheme 2022/23 Medical Review Exercise



One of the PWD graduands at the 69th Graduation during the Session held on 17th January 2019.

The Academic Registrar, Makerere University invites persons with disability who applied for admission to public universities under the disability entry scheme for 2022/2023 Academic Year to appear for medical/review exercise at Makerere Unive, Senate Building, Level Two (2) in the Telepresence Centre.

NOTE: Only those who have the minimum entry requirements of at least two principal passes at A’ Level or its equivalent and at least five (5) passes at O’ Level or its equivalent will be interviewed.

 Only candidates who sat ‘a’ level in 2020, 2019 and 2018 are eligible for admission.

THE EXERCISE WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 3rd, 4th and 5th October, 2022 respectively from 9.00 A.M – 1.00 P.M each day.


(i) If you fail to appear on any of the given days above, there will be no other chance for you.

(ii) Applicants with Government Scholarship for the previous years are not eligible for admission



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Uganda’s policymakers implored to address forest loss, plastic & water pollution



Left to Right: Prof. Gunnar Köhlin, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Amb. Maria Håkansson, Commissioner Julius Mafumbo and Prof. Edward Bbaale posing for a group photo before the opening ceremony on 22nd September 2022: Photo by EfD-Mak Centre.

The Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe on Thursday 22nd September, 2022 participated in the opening of the EfD Annual meeting hosted by Makerere University at Speke Resort Munyonyo where he appealed to government to implement the ban on kaveera and address other environmental issues.

The opening ceremony moderated by the EfD Global Hub Manager Gunnar Köhlin and was graced by Uganda’s Minister for Water and Environment represented by the Commissioner for Water, Mr. Julius Mafumbo and the Swedish Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Maria Håkansson.

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